Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ summer transfer dealings have come under fire from former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes.
Liverpool are currently struggling in the English Premier League this season, where they currently sit 12th in the league table having already suffered six defeats so far.
After finishing last season in the league with just Manchester City ahead of them in the table, the Reds’ plight this time around has come under even more scrutiny, especially with the volume of money Rodgers spent in the summer.
But according to former England international Scholes, it is the quality of the summer signings which has been the Anfield outfit’s downfall.
“The expectation at Liverpool got out of control last season and now, when the belief from the fans has been that they should take the next step, the team have been unable to do it,” Scholes told the Independent.
“I go back to the signings once again. They weren’t good enough. A manager lives and dies by the players he brings in, especially when someone as big as Luis Suarez leaves.”
“For instance, the £20 million price for Dejan Lovren means that instead of looking like a smart call on a player with potential, he becomes a £20 million defender with all the pressure that brings.”